Meaning of ARMY in English

ARMY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a military rebellion/an army rebellion

Marlborough considered leading a military rebellion against the new king.

a military/army coup

He seized power in a military coup in 1977.

a military/army/troop convoy

28 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military convoy.

a standing army (= a professional permanent army )

an army/naval/military etc officer

army unit

a Russian army unit

muster...army

In April 1185, he began to muster an army .

police/army/fire etc chief

Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams

Salvation Army

school/army/police etc uniform

He was still wearing his school uniform .

serve in the army/air force/navy etc

He returned to Greece to serve in the army.

Territorial Army, the

the people’s party/army etc (= belonging to or popular with the ordinary people )

the People’s Liberation Army

Diana – the people’s princess

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

large

Aeneas came back with a large army of Etruscans in time to save the camp, and furious war raged.

Thus the fact that the tsar possessed a large army did not mean that he could risk significant external commitments.

Down by way of Lisburn, the town with the large army base and Northern Ireland army headquarters.

She could do without large conscript armies to defend land frontiers and needed long-service troops who could be employed overseas for long periods.

But although he had mustered a large army the siege went badly for him.

private

In the 1920s, employers with private armies would open fire on striking miners.

On 13 April 1932 he successfully carried through a measure to ban the Nazis' private armies .

But we do have about 15, 000 to 20, 000 people heavily armed in private armies around this country.

In the east of the country they live on fortified ranches protected by private sub-machine-gun toting armies .

There had been gunfire, real bullets, employers with private armies of goons.

The appeal of the private army and the provocation it offered to others were eliminated as easily as that.

regular

The regular army has not advanced from the edge of the zone.

The other women in the classroom, except for two in the uniforms of the regular army , wear dresses.

The ragged guerrillas become a new regular army with housing and pensions.

The regular army had become increasingly discontented with its role in the war over the last ten years.

It is possible that some of Mezrag's forces continue to provide the regular army with back-up troops.

Just seven days later, Benjamin O.. Davis was named the first black general in the regular army .

During the eighteenth century the irregular Cossack hosts were gradually brought under control and absorbed into the regular army .

In the first place, the creation of a regular standing army marked a qualitative change in the authority of the monarchy.

small

She did not want a small army camping indefinitely among her flowerbeds and rose bushes.

The Confederates, with the smaller army , had the longer line to fill.

The war was over and it was a small peacetime army again.

A small army of men toting machine guns stood at the gate, which slowly swung open in front of us.

There we saw countless small armies , with their commanders and paid chieftains, all of whom were also arms dealers.

He proposed a smaller army to be composed of better-trained and better-equipped soldiers.

Jack said you could hide a small army in the various wardrobes around the house.

On the one hand, temple police functioned as a small mercenary army to protect the temple precincts.

■ NOUN

chief

Gerry de Silva was formally appointed army Chief of Staff on Oct. 23.

Moshe Yaalon, the army chief of intelligence, told a news conference.

In 1988 Zia was the army chief .

Upon taking office, Chavalit, a former army chief , wooed the military to try to shore up his political power.

Wahid considered appointing Wirahadikusumah as the new army chief .

He recently got a boost when Mr Mubarak replaced a rival, Salah Halabi, as army chief of staff.

Mr Kostunica's main power is in appointing the foreign and defence ministers and the army chief of staff.

commander

The army commander in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Col.-Gen.

Those army commanders who had still been hoping for a coup realized that all such hope was now lost.

But swift action by army commanders brought an end to Mr Sharif's Government.

He was succeeded as army commander by Brig.

Liu Huaqing, a former deputy army commander .

General Ricardo Izurieta, the moderate army commander , is now being criticised for political naivety by diehard Pinochetistas.

A short-lived ceasefire broke down in January after army commanders demanded another chance to smash the Tigers.

officer

A feminist might interpret a text very differently from an army officer , for example; or a teenager from his parent.

And the army officers were dancing.

It all culminated in a rebellion during 1881-82, led by a nationalistic army officer , Colonel Ahmed Arabi.

In late 1995, the government filled the top command of the Federal Judicial Police with army officers .

At the end of September 1991, arrest warrants against army officers were issued in connection with the killings.

As of 1991 West Point graduates constituted twice the percentage of generals as they did of other army officers .

Otley found that a rising proportion of senior army officers had elite educational backgrounds.

The army officer turned to look.

uniform

He prised the sealed top open and found army uniforms , with no insignia marks on them.

Two boys one in an army uniform snarled at a conductor on the platform.

A thin man in army uniform came in, walking with a limp.

Amin, Wasswa said, was in army uniform .

The Kamajor militia and other loyal forces have been put in army uniform and brought under its command.

Rebecca West refers to a photograph of him taken at this time in army uniform as a private of the Worcestershire Regiment.

Fairfax, who was wearing his army uniform , soon lost patience.

unit

Fighting broke out between army units .

Along the eastern seaboard, army units were moved from northern states into the South to prevent suspected insurrection.

Tanks and small army units moved into position in front of key government and communications buildings in Algiers and other towns.

In a confused situation, the demonstrators also apparently set upon army units dispatched to the radio station to arrest the mutineers.

■ VERB

include

If your army includes up to five Trolls these form a single unit.

Whichever race you choose, your army must always include at least one Mob of the same race.

However, it is a very popular weapon amongst the Tileans, and the state armies of the Empire include many Tileans.

join

Initially a conscientious objector, he joined the army in 1941 and wound up a captain in the Middle East.

So she joins the army to be near him.

They travel throughout the Empire, joining armies as they march to battle.

It was a good way to see a lot of the world, without joining the army .

Watson joined the army at 17 at the Army Apprentices College, Harrogate.

They have joined the great army of moderns who view the land above the sacred / secular divide with scepticism.

lead

It's time to get out there and lead the Imperial army to victory, in the name of Sigmar and Karl-Franz!

Theseus led his army against Thebes, conquered her and forced her to allow them to be buried.

It all culminated in a rebellion during 1881-82, led by a nationalistic army officer, Colonel Ahmed Arabi.

He led the Confederate army during the Civil War. 10.

In the summer of 772 he led an army into middle Saxony, and took hostages from the Engrians.

Now leading the Elf army , Tyrion proved to be every bit as skillful a general as he was a warrior.

Recognising his own inadequacy as a general, he appointed a succession of brilliant field commanders to lead the High Elf armies .

He led his army round by Anderson's howff.

raise

Pursued there and besieged, they fled by night to raise a loyal army , but found it pitiful in numbers.

Some of the latter could if need be raise huge armies of native soldiers.

He set about raising all army of his own to win back the lands lost in the recent campaign.

By January he had raised an army of twenty-five thousand men and had headed north to intercept the forces of General Taylor.

Desiderius responded to the Pope by raising an army and seizing Sinigaglia and Urbino, hitherto papal cities.

send

Most Peloponnesians probably welcomed the excuse for not sending their main armies north; they had never wanted to.

No military general would willingly send his army into battle untrained and ill-prepared, no matter how well-equipped.

After 23 days, the government was threatening to send in the army to clean up the streets.

Rabin sent in the army to haul them off.

If you sent a great army against him, he'd simply cut it down with his sorcery.

Six truckloads of military police were sent by the army to clear out all military personnel so they would not be involved.

So in revenge, Zurich sent their own army to Rapperswil and destroyed the castle.

More importantly, Emperor Henry had also agreed to send an army to help throw the Normans, once and for all, out of Apulia.

serve

After serving in the army during the Napoleonic wars, Széchenyi turned to the management of his estates.

He wanted to serve in the army .

Paul Alexandre, his loyal and sympathetic supporter, left Paris to serve in the army medical service.

He dropped out of City after a year served in the army , returned to City, and graduated in 1959.

Service, for 18 months, was compulsory for men over 19 who had not served in the Soviet army .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

army/navy/military etc brat

regular army/troops/soldier

Equally ambivalent were local attitudes to the wholesale billeting in Sussex of regular troops and other county militias during invasion scares.

It is possible that some of Mezrag's forces continue to provide the regular army with back-up troops.

The regular army had become increasingly discontented with its role in the war over the last ten years.

The regular army has not advanced from the edge of the zone.

The regular troops successfully ended the Great Strike within a few days.

The other women in the classroom, except for two in the uniforms of the regular army, wear dresses.

The ragged guerrillas become a new regular army with housing and pensions.

the Salvation Army

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

In 1066 William the Conqueror raised an army and invaded England.

My sons are both in the army .

Rebel armies have taken control of the capital's radio station.

Units of the Nigerian army were quickly sent to the border.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By January he had raised an army of twenty-five thousand men and had headed north to intercept the forces of General Taylor.

In 1939 he married Angela Orred, daughter of a retired army major.

Most armies march into new wars wearing the boots designed, too late, for the previous ones.

Perhaps armies are the most intense evocation of this state of mind.

The missiles were military equipment and confirmed that the army had descended into chaos.

Timothy McVeigh and two army buddies are charged.

Union armies were strung in a southwesterly direction through Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi to the river, completing the encirclement.

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